Basements don’t receive the appreciation they deserve when it comes to a home makeover. That dark, neglected space is often last on your renovations list, and becomes your go-to storage/junk area. While gutting and renovating might feel overwhelming, the space has potential to be one of the best rooms in your house. A re-imagined basement can transform that creepy unused lower level into a warm and inviting multi-purpose room.
Here are 10 fun ideas for the ultimate basement makeover.
The Adult Playroom
A great space for entertaining and kicking back. You’ll never want to leave.
The Home Gym
There’s no excuse to avoid a workout in your own private gym.
The Kids Playroom
An organized downstairs playroom is a great way to hide the clutter and create a kids-designated space.
The Home Theatre
Go big or small with a private home theatre.
The Second Kitchen
If space permits, having a second kitchen is great for storage and a second fridge.
If your basement is your main storage area, there are ways to keep it both clean and extremely organized. Try wall hangers, hidden storage areas under the stairs, cubbies or lockers to keep the clutter out of sight.
The Wine Cellar
You don’t have to go extreme when it comes to a basement wine cellar. There are options to fit every house, and it can integrate with your home decor.
The Ultimate TV Room
Fix up your space to have the best TV room in the house.
A Light-Filled Basement
Your basement doesn’t have to be dark and dreary. Let there be light! Add windows for plenty of natural light.
The Guest Room
A nanny suite or a separate apartment when your visiting in-laws drop by unexpectedly.